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Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 450258, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/450258
Clinical Study

Laser Supported Reduction of Specific Microorganisms in the Periodontal Pocket with the Aid of an Er,Cr:YSGG Laser: A Pilot Study

1Department of Conservative Dentistry, Periodontology, and Preventive Dentistry, RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Pauwelsstraße 30, 52074 Aachen, Germany
2Private Practice Konrad-Adenauer-Platz 8, 40764 Langenfeld, Germany
3Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Biruni University, Topkapı, 34010 Istanbul, Turkey

Received 30 July 2014; Accepted 21 August 2014

Academic Editor: Samir Nammour

Copyright © 2015 N. Gutknecht et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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